Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

live 7.7 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Gabon, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

be 46.2% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Gabon, that number is 3.8% of people as of 2018.

be 56.3% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 22.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

be 26.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gabon, 252.0 women do as of 2017.

be 40.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Gabon, on the other hand, 30.4 children do as of 2020.

have 19.3% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 61.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 91% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 7.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Gabon, about 62.0% do as of 2018.

be 12.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 94% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 41.3% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 5.2 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Gabon, that number is 885 km.

Gabon: At a glance

Gabon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 257,667 sq km. El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - dominated the country's political scene for four decades (1967-2009) following independence from France in 1960. President BONGO introduced a nominal multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s. However, allegations of electoral fraud during local elections in December 2002 and the presidential elections in 2005 exposed the weaknesses of formal political structures in Gabon. Following President BONGO's death in 2009, new elections brought Ali BONGO Ondimba, son of the former president, to power. Despite constrained political conditions, Gabon's small population, abundant natural resources, and considerable foreign support have helped make it one of the more stable African countries.

How big is Gabon compared to Congo, Republic of the? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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